Sri Lanka announce T20I and ODI squads for India tour; Chamika Karunaratne & Avishka Fernando recalled

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  • Sri Lanka has named two different squads for the upcoming tour of India.

  • The tour is set to begin from January 3, 2023.

Sri Lanka announce T20I and ODI squads for India tour; Chamika Karunaratne & Avishka Fernando recalled
Sri Lanka team players (Photo Source: Twitter)
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced their men’s squad for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against India, scheduled to take place across six different venues in India from January 3 to January 15.

Dasun Shanaka will continue to lead the team, while Chamika Karunaratne and Avishka Fernando are among the recalled players.

Meanwhile, Nuwanidu Fernando has received his maiden ODI call-up after a string of fine performances in the domestic tournaments and the 2022 Lanka Premier League (LPL). The right-handed batter averages over 40 in 31 First Class matches, scoring 1771 runs with the help of six hundreds and seven half-centuries.

Fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne, who was controversially dropped from his national team for the ODI series against Afghanistan, performed brilliantly in the recently-concluded LPL while playing for Kandy Falcons and has made his return in both ODI and T20I squads.

On the upcoming tour of India, Sri Lanka will first play a three-match T20I leg, followed by as many ODIs. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced their limited-overs squads on Tuesday, December 27.

Sri Lanka T20I squad:

Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara.

Sri Lanka ODI squad:

Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis (vc), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara.

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